Elisabeth Boeker
1912 - 2020
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On September 25, 1912, Elisabeth Hannah joined her two sisters, Dorthy and Lillian as the youngest daughter of Rev. Louis
Boeker (pronounced "Baker") and his wife, Caroline. Unable to pronounce Elisabeth, Lillian used the monaker "Weese" and the
name stuck. By the time of her passing on December 15, 2020, 108 years later, Aunt Weese held two Bachelors of Science degrees in Nursing (1933) and Education (1942), and two Masters degrees in Science and Chemistry (1943) and Radiation Physics and Biology (1960). She had traveled from her hometown of St.Louis, Missouri, throughout the United States, Hawaii,
and the Middle East before finally settling in Washington D.C. Starting in 1945, she worked for the Department of Health and Public Service and earned the rank of Commander in the Navy. Retiring in 1973, she was registered in the Who's Who in America for her dedication to International Women's Health. She continued her great love of learning, focusing on abstract art. She belonged to an Artist Studio and studied in New Mexico for a short time. In 1978 she returned to Denver to be with her sisters and their families. Adopting the responsibility of Matriarch in 2002 after the death of her last surviving sister Lillian, she is survived by her Nephews; Ronald and Larry Fink, and Nieces; Phyllis Pelon and Bethanne Core, as well as, an extended family that loved her and will miss her dearly.

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Published in Colorado Community Media on Jan. 7, 2021.
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